Sunday, 17 September 2017

bits & pieces

Taking a break from sorting 'house' things and playing with fabric today.
But what a mess,
seems some serious sorting is required in here too! 
Hey wait a minute - is that part of a quilt under there?

These zigzag blocks are in no particular order just yet. I've got a few more blocks to make as I want to have a 5 x 7 setting, so there's still plenty of wriggle room for a reshuffle. I'm also thinking about running the vertical darker colours into each other a bit more.
There's a mixture of Outback Wife fabrics and a few Anna Maria Horner ones. Loving the mix of these floral with stripes & checks, and I'm finding that repeating some fabric combos helps with calming things down!

I've also made a bit more progress on my 'whimsy' blocks. I'm enjoying making these, just wish I could be enjoying it a bit more often.  It seems to take me a least one block to get back into the swing of making them, what with those cheeky little inset seams and remembering to use a scant 1/4" as I piece them.

hm-m-m- a little bit of unpicking needed for my 1st block today
but this next one is looking a lot better . . .

15 blocks so far, here's a group photo . . .

I do love a little bit of vintage in some of my quilts, and so earlier in the year I signed up to the 'vintage fabric club' with Jen from apieceofcloth .

My first package arrived this week and it's an interesting selection, very different to anything we get here in NZ. I'm looking forward to using them.

Linking up all these little bits & pieces with Cynthia here for 'oh scrap'


  1. What a lovely fabricy Sunday you are having!

  2. Love those zigzag blocks! Your blog is always a happy scrappy place to visit!

  3. I love those red and white corners!

  4. love your zigzag blocks and I too have little in vintage and a few other collections like Kaffe Fasset I know so many love his bright colors but I have none of his fabrics.

  5. I really like the way your corner stripey red-and-white blocks look on the Whimsy piece! Wonderful effect - interesting to look at without being distracting from the pretty florals. Good job!

    :) Linda

  6. I adore those whimsy blocks. Great use of the florals and striped fabric. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  7. Looks like you had LOTS of fun stuff to work on. Hope you enjoyed your quilty day!!

  8. Isn't it so nice having packages in the post! You do have a good selection there and I guess it's a monthly thing?

  9. Lovely quilts in the making. The package looks beautiful. Have fun!


  10. I love how the Whimsy blocks are coming together with the red center squares! Glad you got a chance to play with them this week.

  11. The Whimsy blocks do make up beautifully. Enjoy your day off from sorting and packing.

  12. Oooh, the Whimsy blocks are so pretty. I like the zigzag blocks too. Lots of fun stuff going on in your sewing room.


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